Jejunum is a rare site of involvement in intestinal tuberculosis (TB) and massive lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage is aneven rare reported condition. The authors report a 15-year-old female student, who presented with fever, anaemia,hypoalbunemia and developed massive lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage during hospital stay. The diagnosis ofabdominal TB was established on tissue biopsy; tissue culture was positive for Mycobacterium TB. Optimal outcome wasachieved with aggressive resuscitation, repeated mesenteric angio-embolization and anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- Abdominal tuberculosis
- Intestinal tuberculosis
- Massive lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage